“How do you like your new school?”
“I like it very much.”
When I first heard the dialogue, I thought how is used to denote to what extent, and this draws the answer of very much. But there’s none of this kind of usages in the dictionaries. So I got this second thought: (A) how denotes in what way, and this is matched with the whole answer I like it very much.
However it doesn’t explain these words: “used to ask if something is good, bad, etc - How do you like the soup? (Webster’s). If this is applied, the 'I like it very much’ would be meaning I’m on the state of liking it very much or it’s very good on me.
How do I have to understand the how?